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Alibaba Netpreneur Training welcomes 86 new graduates from Africa

Alibaba Netpreneur Training welcomes 86 new graduates from Africa

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Alibaba Global Initiatives (AGI) has announced the graduation of 86 African entrepreneurs from the latest edition of the Alibaba Netpreneur Training (ANT) Programme.

The Africa-specific edition was rolled out with support from Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition, a philanthropic initiative that aims to support and inspire the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

The ANT Programme offers entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn and explore how to harness digital technology to expand their businesses and contribute to the local economy. Over a four-week period, the online programme walked the participants through the latest trends and practices shaping China’s digital economy, as well as approaches and frameworks for entrepreneurs to build successful and innovative businesses in the digital world.

Eighty-six graduates emerged following their successful completion of a series of classes, assignments and assessments, which demonstrates their understanding of the fundamentals of the digital economy and ability to apply their new-found insights in their respective businesses. Collectively, they represent various industries varying from agriculture, education, information and communication technology and trading.

Introduced in 2019, the Alibaba Netpreneur Training Programme is an initiative to drive success for entrepreneurs in the digital economy. It has trained more than 1,800 entrepreneurs in Africa, Europe, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia.

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